CustomRetailer January 2010 issue


A Letter from the President

One of the best ways to build a more profitable and sustainable business is by increasing customer loyalty.

A Prosperous 2010

The beginning of a new year is a time to look back and reflect upon the past year's successes and failures, challenges and triumphs, and to learn from the past's mistakes to forge ahead in pursuit of success.

A Series Above

With its new company headquarters in Hicksville, N.Y., ADAM Audio USA is moving forward with a focused plan to bring to the market their award-winning speakers for the home theater and audiophile markets.

A Standing Ovation for CR's Young Turks of CE

Wow, we had no idea how you would respond to the new CustomRetailer Young Turks of CE competition.

Connecting Your Customers: A CustomRetailer Survey

Here's the scenario...Your customer wants to be connected to everything in his home, at least with his computer.  

Fresh Start, New Beginnings

The New Year has begun and this can be a fresh start for many electronic systems contractors. According to the experts, the economy is beginning to rebound. And in an (albeit unscientific) poll conducted during CEDIA's December Survival of the Fittest Webinar, fifty percent of the participants see their volume increasing in 2010.

Keep It Movin’

Challenging times have a way of teaching us how to take advantage of every available tool.

Marketing with Good Will

Jim Shapiro, president of Audio Video Intelligence in Easton, Mass., says he is a marketing maven by nature.

NBC & CBS Are 
Talking Cyber Security

Did you catch the NBC “Today Show” segment last month where they demonstrated how easy it was to log into a home owner’s wireless access point and log on to their computer?

Young Turks of CE

Ari Supran CEO, Dana Innovations/Sonance, iPort At Sonance, Ari has been intricately involved in the rebranding, repositioning and general turnaround of the Sonance brand back to a leadership position in the CEDIA industry. He also was an integral member of the team who developed the strategic marketing and sales launch of the innovative Architectural Series…

Your Vision for 2010 Part II

Last month we began a discussion, asking industry partners if the recession was, in fact, over as well as what their visions are for the future.